Friday, November 2, 2012

Margarita Grilled Chicken

This dish is one of our favorite's that you can get at Chili's, but I figured I could make it myself in the comfort of our own home. We are homebodies no doubt about it! The night I decided to make this, it was a Tuesday, and my husband goes to his shop to work on their 1967 Chevy Nova on Tuesdays and Thursdays. So this mommy was here all alone watching Zane and trying to cook a gourmet meal. It was pretty interesting, let me tell ya!

The ingredients you will need:

Margarita Mix
Chicken Breasts
Brown rice
Pico de Gallo (Yeah its store bought, please forgive me!)
Black Beans
Tortilla Strips

First things first, marinate your meat!! It suggests 2 hours, but really who cares, I did for an hour only!

I put my chicken in a bowl and poured the margarita mix on top, added some Kosher salt and black ground pepper and put it back in the fridge to marinate for one hour!

Meanwhile, Zane and I had some time on our hands! Trying to be super mom, since daddy was playing working on their toy. I went to start up the grill to burn off excess burn things on the rack. You read this right ladies and gents, I grill!!! Not only that, I thought I'd start a cute little fire in our fire pit so Zane could play outside while this handy momma got things done!!!

 It was time to take the meat out and get it cookin'! One thing I did before placing the chicken on the grill was I got some olive oil and brushed it on the racks of the grill, it prevented the chicken from sticking and tearing!

I set the rice on the stove to cook and then took out the chicken to cook! It looked really good and smelled heavenly on the grill!!!

This is where things got interesting!! The fire in the fire pit was getting a little low, so I did as my hubby always did and moved the logs around a little. It always seemed to get the flames going again. So I took the mesh metal cover off and set it aside and tended to my fire! It got to lookin' good and so I grabbed it (with my hand) BIG MISTAKE, I don't know what I was thinking, but then suddenly a curse word came flying out of my mouth and I dropped the fire hot metal cover! That's when I saw something even worse than my blistered fingers.....

This genius, turns out not-so-handy mommy put the fire hot metal cover on the patio furniture!!! Again, WHAT was I thinking????? My brain was obviously not present this night!! But I think I'll just flip it over and no one will ever know (except y'all!).

I had all my ingredients cooked and dinner was ready, my hubby came home and I confessed all my utter failings and he just shook his head and laughed! Typical John Allen response! I made our plates and it turned out pretty great!!

The chicken was super juicy and had a sweet savory flavor!!! It was delicious!! I put my rice on the plate, topped that with the black beans and then the chicken breast.  Next, I added the tortilla strips and pico de gallo.  My hubby said it was better than Chili's!! Score!!!

I hope you try this recipe and I hope it goes much smoother than my cooking experience! I figure from now on I will let John Allen handle the "man" stuff and I will stick to what I know!! Mother of the Year Award?? Hmmm, maybe next time!!!

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